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Conduct research works thinking people's food demand : President

Published : Thursday, 15 February, 2018 at 7:28 PM Count : 209

Sylhet : President Abdul Hamid on Thursday asked the authorities concerned of agricultural and veterinary universities to conduct research works keeping in mind the mass people's food demand and security by 2100.

He also put emphasis on ensuring fair price of agricultural products to continue the ongoing development trend in country's agriculture sector.

The President was addressing the first convocation of Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) on the campus here in the afternoon, reports UNB.

"To maintain this trend of agricultural development, we must ensure fair prices of agricultural products at the peasant level. Apart from this, it is necessary to create skilled human resources as well as to develop skilled manpower in the preservation and diversification ofperishable products.Agricultural universities will have to play a leading role in this regard," Abdul Hamid said.

Referring to tremendous development in country's agricultural sector, the President, also Chancellor of the University,lauded the contribution of all concerned, including the incumbent government, experts, researchers, agriculturists and farmers for inventing technology-based environment-friendly agricultural products.

Heasked the newly graduated students forworkingtogether to ensure food and nutrition security. "Play a leading role to rebuild a 'Sonar Bangla', the long-cherished dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," he said.

President Abdul Hamid mentioned that the greater Sylhet region is a beautiful natural landscape having huge potential areas andstressed forincreasing the production by optimum utilizing of sustainable agri-technologies here."Huge potentials are available in water bodies, fertile land and vast open fields here. Sylhet Agricultural University has the opportunity to carry out huge research activities there," he said.

Former governor of Bangladesh Bankand Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of East West University,Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin addressed the programme as the convocation speaker, whileEducation Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan and Vice-Chancellor of the SAUProf Dr M Golam Shahi Alam also spoke on the occasion.

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